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Old 12-06-2009, 05:38 PM   #281 (permalink)
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Any news on when this will go to production?
Hopefully by summer of 2010. One of the U.S. Senators from my home State is working on getting a "tax credit" passed into law for the owner of a pickup truck who purchases an aerodynamic truck cap.

This will make the aero cap much more affordable and be a great enticement for a major manufacturer of truck caps to produce the aerodynamic caps.

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Old 12-06-2009, 05:49 PM   #282 (permalink)
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That's Great! I'd love to see them produced en masse, and the tax credits that go for useless vehicles (like the Hummer... ) would be better applied to the aerocap!
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So Bondo, does that mean you/they will be offering caps for other models of trucks in the "near future" as well?!?
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:32 PM   #284 (permalink)
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So Bondo, does that mean you/they will be offering caps for other models of trucks in the "near future" as well?!?
Yes sir.
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Old 02-14-2010, 01:29 AM   #285 (permalink)
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Sorry for the off topic question... but

... has anyone compared the following to determine which is best aerodynamically:
  • Nothing on the bed - "stock"
  • Tonneau cover on the bed
  • Cab height camper cap on the bed

Seems I've read something about this somewhere... but I can't find it and don't remember the results. I know Bondo's aero cap would out-perform any of the above... but barring that, which one would beat the other?

I'm asking 'cause right now I'm running without anything, though I have a tonneau cover which I've pulled off 'cause I was planning on picking up my ATV last week - didn't happen - and my wife's been talking up getting a cab height camper cap and getting rid of the tonneau cover. The tonneau cover is a Lund Genesis tri-fold tonneau cover... heavy material, not rigid.

Thoughts on which would be best from an aero perspective?
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:56 AM   #286 (permalink)
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Randy: I think the thing to understand aerodynamically is that a gentle slope or MOST ideally - a tear drop shape, is the best thing for preventing turbulance and drag.

So a regular truck bed with the tailgate up isn't as bad as one might think. A tonneau cover is pretty good but a cab height camper might actually be a little bit worse and yes, the aerobed idea is the best even though it still has a sharp drop off which can create some turbulance.

Anybody stop me if I'm wrong but I think that about covers it.
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Randy: the answer can be truck-specific. But generally tonneau beats cap and empty bed. See this thread for more discussion: http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...elp-11807.html
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sweet...so it looks like my camper is best on the list...
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speaking of which....I still need to take some good pics!

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